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Teacher shares her life lessons with students, works to prevent impaired, distracted driving

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A distracted driving simulator was brought to the school on the last day before Christmas break. A distracted driving simulator was brought to the school on the last day before Christmas break.
Nicole Morrison Nicole Morrison
Major Jason Broady Major Jason Broady

CHARLESTOWN, IN (WAVE) – Right before all the celebrations that the Christmas and New Year's holidays bring, a teacher at Charlestown High School has a lesson for her students about distracted and impaired driving.

Nicole Morrison had the Charlestown Police Department bring their impaired driving goggles as well as the distracted driving simulator to school on the last day before the Christmas break.

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"What we're doing is fun for them but we try to stress to them that it's not supposed to be fun, even though we're having fun, they still need to keep in their minds that it's not all fun because we're trying to show them the dangers of being impaired," said Charlestown Assistant Police Chief, Major Jason Broady.

Morrison has a very personal reason for wanting her students to learn that lesson.

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"April 3, 2012, right out here in front of the high school on Park Street, I was hit by an impaired driver and that totally changed my life," she said. "I was thrown about 55 feet down the street. I was knocked unconscious. I broke my cervical spine and then I fractured my skull and had bleeding on the brain."

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She hopes that the lessons she helped teach Friday will prevent her students from causing a similar shift in someone else's life.

"They have a huge impact in this society and in our community too. Our community is so small and I want them to be a role model," she said.

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